Doors Open Ottawa was on the 1st and 2nd of the month, part of a program across the province in cities and towns opening up buildings to public visits from late April into early October. Ottawa had more than a hundred sites involved in this year's event. I didn't get to as many sites this year as in previous years, but got in a good many photos along the way. Today I'm starting with St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church. This is one of two churches that overlook the Garden of the Provinces and Territories downtown.
The congregation was founded in 1910, and its present building, in the Gothic style, dates to the 1950s. Quilts were to be found throughout the sanctuary.
The stained glass throughout the sanctuary is the work of one artist, Russell Goodman, done between 1985-1993. Their focus starts with the history of the Lutheran church in Canada.
Then the windows move into the life of Christ.
The last window focuses on music. There are many churches in Ottawa with stained glass windows, but I find these particularly appealing.
Here I have one wide view of the sanctuary.
I departed from the church, photographing from the west, where a church hall adjoins the sanctuary. I was on my way over to the neighbouring church, which I'll show tomorrow.